Biathlon Men's Sprint

The fastest man on skies and in shooting is determined at the 2010 Winter Olympics in the Biathlon Men's 10 Kilometer Pursuit.

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In this event, competitors ski 10 kilometers with the distance being skied over three laps. The biathlete shoots after each lap at any shooting lane, once prone and once standing, for a total of 10 shots. For each miss, a penalty loop of 150 m must be skied before the race can be continued. In this race, the biathletes start in intervals. The athlete with the shortest time to complete the course wins the gold medal.

Two time gold medalist in this event, Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, has been favored to win his third.

Bjoerndalen enters the Olympics with odds of 2/1 according to online sports book Brobury Sports. Other short odds to win are Emil Hegle Svendsen (4/1), The Field (8/1), and Dominik Landertinger (9/1).

Bjoerndalen, a skier for Norway, won the 2002 and 1998 Olympic gold medals for the sprint.  He placed 11th in the 2006 Olympics. He won the 2009 world championships for this event and also won the world title in 2007 and 2005.

Svendsen, who competes for Norway, hasn’t competed in this event in Olympic competitions, but he won the youth & junior world championships for the sprint in 2005. In 2008, Svendsen finished 12th in the sprint in the world championships.

Landertinger, who competes for Austria, has only been competing on the world level since the 2007-08 skiing season. He has yet to win the sprint on the world stage.

The 2010 Winter Olympics take place from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada beginning Friday, Feb. 12. and concluding Sunday, Feb. 28. For complete odds on the biathlon men’s 10km sprint, see below.

Odds to win the gold medal in the Biathlon Men’s 10KM Sprint event at the 2010 Winter Olympics

Ole Einar Bjoerndalen 2/1    

Emil Hegle Svendsen 4/1    

Field (Any Other Player) 8/1    

Dominik Landertinger 9/1    

Lars Berger 15/1    

Maxim Tchoudov 15/1    

Tim Burke 15/1    

Simon Eder 20/1    

Michael Greis 20/1    

Ivan Tcherezov 20/1    

Evgeny Ustyugov 20/1    

Christoph Sumann 20/1    

Arnd Peiffer 25/1    

Alexander Os 25/1    

Simon Fourcade 25/1    

Martin Fourcade 25/1    

Björn Ferry 30/1    

Tomasz Sikora 35/1    

Friedrich Pinter 50/1    

Christoph Stephan 50/1    

Carl-Johan Bergmann 50/1    

Michael Rosch 50/1    

Michal Slesingr 75/1    

Andriy Deryzemlya 75/1    

Paavo Puurunen 100/1    

Janez Maric 100/1  

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Posted: 1/29/10 11:14AM ET

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